It's that time of year...Leaf peeping season is most prevalent in North Carolina the first two weeks of November. In fact, color is showing everywhere from our western mountains to the Piedmont region. Leaf watchers are enjoying the vivid color all thanks to the clear skies and crisp weather that those areas have been receiving.
In Eastern Carolina we'll start to notice a change next week. The summer drought has extended our leaf season so we should peak right around the week of the 18th. If we get bright sunny days and cool nights leading up to our peak we could still have spectacular foliage. It's the unseasonably warm temperatures like we had last week that mutes some of the coloring, perhaps less red and more gold.
Our forecast after Thursday is calling for bright sunny days and clear crisp nights into the weekend. Great weather for our fall foliage!
-Track the progress of the changing foliage at http://www.visitnc.com/experience/no4_nc_fallcolor/home.asp
-Also recent foliage pictures are available for viewing or downloading at http://www.visitnc.com/press_room_fallcolor.asp
Here is one of the fall images from the website.
Grandfather Mountain, Courtesy of Helen Hopper
Enjoy the sights! Jennifer Harcher